Ladyface Ale Companie
Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JupiterJesus:
4.95/5 rDev +16.5%
From my Yelp review:
Out-freaking-standing. My favorite dining 'experience' in SoCal so far.
Service was almost absurdly friendly. Every single employee at Ladyface was warm and welcoming and made me feel right at home. I'm a cold-hearted bastard, so any place that can make me feel warm and fuzzy is something special.
Great atmosphere, and the outdoor seating was very relaxing. Service was perhaps a little slower than expected, possibly because I was outside, but still well within tolerance.
The food was pretty good. Oddly, my favorite part was the slaw, which was slightly smoky & spicy. The pretzel was very good, though not as quite as good as the pretzel at Sierra Nevada (but what is?). The Duck Confit sandwich was good, but a little dry. If they find a way to introduce a little more moisture into that sandwich it could be great.
Now, to the important part - the beer.
I'm a sucker for anything on nitro and their Picture City Porter did not disappoint. Made with coffee, served with an inch thick, creamy head and fresh ground coffee on top. It was like a coffee milk shake. I could've had a dozen.
The IPA was a breath of fresh air after that overly sweet, coarsely bitter San Diego IPAs I'd been drinking all weekend. Drinkable, smooth and just dripping with floral & citrus (centennial hops?). The bitterness was just enough to balance out the malt and lingered on my lips just as long as I wanted it to. Like the porter, I could drink this all day, and there are VERY few IPAs made in the area you could say that about.
Finally, their Belgian Blonde was the first American-made Belgian beer I had in SoCal that I could drink more than a taster of. It seems like the typical San Diego belgians are overly sweet, overly phenolic messes, like a barleywine with a wild yeast infection (I visited Lost Abbey and Green Flash on this same trip, both with an extensive list of belgian-style beers). Ladyface's belgian blonde had a subtle belgian character, a balanced bitterness, and *just enough* body. If anything, it was on the light side. Very tasty and very quaffable.
Minus 0.00001 stars for serving their American-style beers in shaker pints. Oh well, you can't win them all.
I will be stopping at Ladyface every time I'm in SoCal, without a doubt.
01-24-2013 00:29:27 | More by JupiterJesus
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -17.6%
This place is really clean and easy going but I have had mixed experience with service
The servers do not know much about beer
The stuff they brew is decent enough I like the DIPA but do not get growler fills because so expensive I feel like $20+ for just the fill is too much
I have also had really rude bartenders and one time filled a growler and they tried to charge me too much and had to argue that I want the price listed on the board
The food is decent but once again pricey
i think this place caters to an older crowd who is not worried about overpaying I would rather frequent other spots more friendly to beer geeks
08-20-2014 20:04:25 | More by mhksuccess
Ladyface Ale Companie in Agoura Hills, CA
94 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.